Service and Education Points for JPPG End of Year Awards

Each year at the Annual JPPG Christmas Party, there are several awards that are given to deserving members. The End of Year Awards page details each of these awards, but the information below demonstrates the points system behind the awards. This will provide clarification of exactly what is involved in the decision making process and how the award recipients are chosen.

Service Points

Download Service & Education Points Spreadsheet. This requires MS Excel to open.

We’ve made it easy for you to keep track of your points by providing you with this downloadable Excel Spreadsheet which will tally your points automatically. Simply complete and email it as an attachment to the Director of Membership at the end of each quarter. It is up to you to keep track of your own points, in detail, and turn them in. The Director of Membership will keep track of the accumulated points that you turn in. If you do not keep track of your points, you will not be considered for the End of Year Awards.

The Marjorie Sharpe Service Award is awarded to the photographer that has received the most service points during the year and who has submitted their points to Membership. Service Points may be earned in the following ways:

30 Points JPPG Officer (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary) – points earned one time per year
20 Points JPPG Board Member (anyone elected to or appointed to a board position) – points earned one time per year
15 Points Committee Chair (any member who is responsible for a committee) – points earned one time per year
10 Points Committee Member (any member who serves on a committee under the direction of a committee chair) – points earned one time per year
5 Points People’s Choice Participant (any member who enters a print into People’s Choice) – points earned each month print is entered
5 Points Board Meeting Attendance (officers or board members that attend the monthly board meeting) – points earned each month meeting is attended
5 Points Meeting Attendance (any member who attends our monthly meetings) – points earned each month meeting is attended
10 Points Prolog Article Submission (anyone who submits an article and is published in the Prolog (President’s Message, programs, delegates and/or chairman related articles are excluded)
15 Points FPP Member (any JPPG member who is a member of the Florida Professional Photographers) – points earned one time per year
15 Points PPA Member (any JPPG member who is a member of the Professional Photographers of America) – points earned one time per year
15 Points Charity Function (any member who helps when JPPG is called on to participate in a charitable function) – points earned for each charity function, however, functions must be reviewed and approved
15 Points New Member Recruitment (any member who recruits a new member) – points earned for each member recruited

Education Points

The Marie Moran Education Award is presented to the member who has spent the most time and effort on personal education during the year and who has submitted their points to Membership. Points are earned as follows:

Educational Points are earned as follows:

5 Points Paid Seminar Attendance (any JPPG, FPP, or PPA seminar attended. Florida School, Florida Convention and National PPA Convention would each count as one paid seminar attended). Instructors at any of these also receive points for each seminar taught.
5 Points Mini Seminar Attendance (any member who attends a JPPG Mini Seminar). Instructors at a mini seminar also receive points for each seminar taught.

Competition Points

The Photographer of the Year Award is the most coveted JPPG award that exists. This award is based on points gathered at the two salons as well as service points gathered throughout the year. For salon, the cumulative score from the photographer’s case in both salons is totaled and additional points are earned for Best of Show, First, Second, or Third Place as well as for any images that merit (score 80 or above) – these points are tallied by the Salon Committee; however members must keep track of their own service and education points and turn them in on a quarterly basis to be considered for the Photographer of the Year. For your convenience, a Service & Education Points Spreadsheet is provided for download.

Additional competition points will be added for:

40 Points Best of Show
30 Points First Place
20 Points Second Place
10 Points Third Place
5 Points All prints that merit (score an 80 or above) without placing